Shaw Festival 2016 Calendar
Up-Coming Special Events
July 29, 30
TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Music Niagara Presents Syrene - Ragtime Cafe
Music Niagara Presents Music and Wine
Food Trucks in the Vineyard - Coyote's Run
Niagara Sunset Cruises Peach Festival; Riverboat Dinner Cruise
August 13 and 14
Peach Festival at St. Vincent de Paul Church
Niagara-on-the-Lake - once known as the prettiest town in Canada features the Shaw Festival, 28 wineries with all kinds of wine tours. This small town with a population of 16,500 has cooking schools, fine and family restaurants, horticultural gardens, biking, hiking and nature trails. Niagara-on-the-Lake is located approximately 30 kms from Niagara Falls along the Niagara River and has something for everyone of all ages to enjoy and remember. Along the Niagara River is the Heritage Trail which features the Laura Secord Homestead, Fort George, McFarland House along with other historical points of interest.
John's Gate Gourmet Bed and Breakfast is located in the historical old town of Niagara on the Lake. This custom-built pre-Victorian style bed and breakfast is walking distance to the shopping on Queen Street, Shaw Festival theatres, restaurants, spas and a winery or two. Guests may walk to the spa facilities at the Pillar and Post. Drive to any of the golf courses, wineries, Niagara Falls, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino and Resort, Butterfly Conservatory, Horticultural Gardens, MarineLand and Game Farm, Antique and Boutique shops, dozens of museums and many more attractions.
Niagara on the Lake offers the world famous Shaw Festival, where plays written by George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, and his contemporaries like Oscar Wilde, are shown daily. The Festival Theatre, Court House Theatre and the Royal George Theatre produce 9-10 plays each year. The Festival has now added a fourth theatre - the Studio Theatre.
The Niagara Region offers many activities for all age groups. Tourists can roller blade along the Niagara River all the way to Niagara Falls. The Niagara Parkway has one of the nicest bicycle paths. This path starts in Niagara on the Lake and takes you past the Falls along the Niagara River to Fort Erie - yes, to the US border. There are numerous bicycle trails. Ask us for bicycle route maps to the wineries, or just for the Niagara Region. Horse-back riding, jetboating, helicopter rides and walking trails are also available. During season, pick your own apples, peaches, strawberries, pears and cherries from the Niagara Region farms.
The Niagara Region is a wine lovers paradise. Tourists may take guided tours or visit the many wineries on their own. Spend a day biking through the vineyards and dine at casual or gourmet restaurants. Take advantage of the festivals organized by the Wineries of Niagara on the Lake. For special winery events,
activities, tastings and dinners held at the wineries, please check our calendar for Winery Events.
Take a wine tour and savour the taste of wines from the Niagara Region.
There are unusual boutique shops for those who love shopping on Niagara-on-the-Lake's Queen Street. The town is located very close to two Outlet Malls. One in Niagara Falls, Canada on the famous Lundy's Lane and one in Niagara Falls, N.Y. just off I190. There are many antique shops in the Niagara Region for you to browse through.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is located 15-20 minute drive to Niagara Falls and only 50 minutes, (approximately 38 miles) from Buffalo airport. Less than two hours to Rochester, N.Y. and a 20-minute drive to the Lewiston Bridge, N.Y.
John's Gate Gourmet Bed and Breakfast welcomes everyone regardless of race, sex, creed and colour.
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Niagara on the Lake is known as the "prettiest town in Canada"
Please click on picture to read about the history of Niagara on the Lake
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Montreal Dorval airport
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view of the Niagara River, the American Falls and the Canadian
Horseshoe Falls. Niagara Falls is perhaps best known as one of
the natural wonders of the world. Also known as the "honeymoon
capital" of the world.
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This small city, receives over 20 million visitors a year. The
city of Niagara Falls, is famous for the many tourist attractions
- Maid of the Mist boat cruise, the Skylon Tower, the Journey
Behind The Falls, numerous Horticultural and Botanical gardens,
Casino Niagara, Marineland and Game Farm, Ripleys Believe it or
Not Museum and many more attractions.